Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When you feel stressed by something around you, your body reacts by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give you more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if your stress is a result of physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if your stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. We’ll explore different causes of stress, how stress affects you, the difference between ‘good’ or ‘positive’ stress and ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ stress, and some common facts about how stress affects people today.
Then we’ll show you how
hypnosis and self-hypnosis can manage and reverse the
effects of long term stress.
Short Term Stress
You may have heard the phrase “fight or flight” before. This is a common response to danger in all people and animals. When you are afraid that someone or something may physically hurt you, your body naturally responds with a burst of energy so that you will be better able to survive the dangerous situation (fight) or escape it all together (flight). This is survival stress.
Some short-term stress — for example what you feel before an important job presentation, test, interview, or sporting event — may give you the extra energy you need to perform at your best.
Long Term Stress
There are 3 major categories of long term stress.
Internal; where you’ve caught yourself worrying about things you can’t do anything about or worrying for no reason at all? Internal stress is one of the most important kinds of stress to understand and manage. It’s when people make themselves stressed. This often happens when we worry about things we can’t control or put ourselves in situations we know will cause us stress. Some people become addicted to the kind of hurried, tense, lifestyle that results from being under stress. They even look for stressful situations and feel stress about things that aren’t stressful.
Environmental Stress; is a response to things around you that cause stress, such as noise, crowding, and pressure from work or family is a response to things around you that cause stress, such as noise, crowding, and pressure from work or family.
Fatigue and Overwork; the kind of stress that builds up over a long time and can take a hard toll on your body. It’s caused by working too much or too hard at your job, school, or home. It can also be caused by not knowing how to manage your time well or how to take time out for rest and relaxation. This can be one of the hardest kinds of stress to avoid because many people feel this is out of their control.